A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 11:4-40

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 11:4-40. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view the message Pastor Jim Caler preached drawn from this passage “Living Faith,” here.

Father, we see them—
the sisters and brothers who have gone before us—
and we celebrate what You have done in them
that shows us what true faith is all about.

Father, we see them—
and yet we feel so small compared to them—
Noah and Enoch,
Abraham and Sarah,
Moses, Rahab, Joshua, David…

Father, we see them—
fill us with faith like them,
and remind us they were human like us,
as we walk this earthly pilgrimage.

Father, You see us—
You give us faith,
You give us hope,
let us live for You each day.


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A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 11:1-3

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 11:1-3. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view the message Pastor Ruth Carver preached drawn from this passage “Faith,” here.

Dear Lord,
faith is a gift from You
and our response to You
as God.

Faith is
what gives us vision to see
the Holy amidst the ordinary.

Faith is not
ours but shared amongst believers
from days past until the end of all days.

Our God,
give us true faith to sustain us
as we live for You day by day,
O Loving Lord.


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A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 10:19-39

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 10:19-39. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view the message Pastor Dan Ryan preached drawn from this passage “Persevere,” here.

We draw near to You, God, because of Jesus,
the One who washes us clean and makes free.
We approach you with our hearts that are real
and deep conviction that You are for us.

We admit to You, God, that we
are wishy-washy in our commitment.
As the old hymn says, “prone to wander”—
Lord, we feel it.

Change us from the inside out that we
might persevere in our life of faith
even when troubles surround and trials rise up
may we continue to seek You and live for You.

Unchanging God, You are our hope
and we fix our faith-filled eyes on You,
until the day when we see You face to face,
we pray in Your name, Triune God,
Amen.


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A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 10:1-18

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 10:1-18. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view the message I preached drawn from this passage “Sufficient,” here.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the all-sufficient sacrifice.
Your body and blood were the price
to make us free.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the true and prophesied High Priest,
the One who would come to redeem
lost humanity.

Lord Jesus Christ,
You brought an end to endless sacrifice
Offering Yourself to realize
God’s promised peace.

Lord Jesus Christ,
everything we have is a gift from You.
In response we give what You’re due:
all that we are.


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A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 9:1-28

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 9:1-28. The complete list of prayers inspired by Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You can also view the message by Pastor Femi Ibitoye from this passage “Deep Worship,” here.

Father, we praise You for Your matchless glory.
You are beyond us veiled in holiness,
yet You revealed Yourself in Jesus the Son,
who is the exact representation of Your being.

Jesus Christ, we thank You for offering Yourself to God
as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,
presented through the eternal Spirit for eternal redemption.
You have become the Mediator of the New Covenant with God.

Jesus Christ, we know that Your blood is incomparable
to the blood of bulls and goats offered in the earthly tabernacle.
Thank You for entering into the heavenly tabernacle
to offer true and lasting cleaning and forgiveness.

We offer our lives as our humble gift in response to Your great gift.
May our bodies be as living sacrifices to You, merciful God,
our spiritual act of worship given back to You each day
as we grow from glory to glory until we see You face to face.

All this we pray, through Jesus Christ,
Our High Priest and Perfect Sacrifice,
to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit
be all honor and glory, now and forever.
Amen.


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